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Ray Davies From Kink to Solo Artist To Author With New Memoir Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies is our guest today. The man behind the Kinks from 1964 until they split in 1998 has a new memoir called Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story that concerns his thoughts about the country, the people and the idea of America.
Man Man With A Ferocious Performance Live At Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

December 5, 2013 - Man Man are back with us today on The Cafe. In the performance the band brings the party as we have come to expect over the last 9 plus years that they have been playing live and making records.
Why Is Superchunk’s New Album Called I Hate Music?

North Carolina's Superchunk is back with a new album provocatively titled I Hate Music which is the follow-up to 2010’s Majesty Shredding. That album marked the first time Superchunk had released an album in nine years.
Why Has It Been So Painful For Mike Doughty To Perform The Songs He Wrote For Soul Coughing?

December 3, 2013 - Mike Doughty joins us live on the Cafe today as he has many times in the past. This time is a little different as it is the first time he is performing the music he wrote and recorded with Soul Coughing.
Our Vintage Cafe From 2007 Is A Fascinating Look At Yusuf Islam, Cat Stevens', Reemergence Into The Pop World

December 3, 2013 - Our Vintage Cafe this week takes us back to 2007 with Yusuf Islam, Cat Stevens. Although previously he had sung a version of his song “Peace Train” in the wake of 9/11, his album Another Cup was his first step back into the pop world in almost two decades.
Sense of Place: Toronto – Singer Songwriter Ron Sexsmith Talks About Arriving In Town Over 25 Years Ago and Plays Live With His Band

November 29, 2013 - Our final session that we brought back from Toronto for our Sense of Place Series is with Ron Sexsmith and his band. Ron walked around the corner from his house in Toronto’s West End to the studio to play a set mostly drawn from his new disc Forever Endeavor.
Meet Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and The Eminent Hipsters of His New Memoir Who Transformed His Life

November 29, 2013 - After writing songs for nine Steely Dan studio albums as well as four solo discs, Donald Fagen, the co-founder of the band, has turned to another kind of writing, a new memoir,
Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Get To The Heart of Merle Haggard And Buck Owens On New Tribute Bakersfield

November 28, 2013 - Country music Hall of Famer, superstar and the man who has 20 country Grammys, more than anyone ever, Vince Gill joins us today with Steel Guitar Hall of Famer Paul Franklin to pay tribute to two other Hall of Famers, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
Sense of Place: Toronto - The Folk Band Whitehorse with Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet

November 27, 2013 - For our Toronto Sense of Place series we brought in to the World Cafe studios, Whitehorse, a band that happens to be a married couple. Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.
For Sense of Place: Toronto Robbie Robertson Of The Band Discusses His Early Days Playing In Toronto’s Clubs with Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks

November 27, 2013 - For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we had a chance to talk with Robbie Robertson about his early days in the city. He was the lead songwriter and played guitar in The Band, and he penned songs including "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek."

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